Live Better With Our Belongings
Change is challenging. Nevertheless, the benefits you will experience when you ‘Rightsize your life’ will be worth it. When we discard objects from our past we are saying ‘yes’ to the future. French writer Simone de Beauvoir said, ‘Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.’ When we live a little lighter we feel our stress and anxiety melt away as we abandon our excess. Living better with our belongings means we can live a much more intended and contented life with less. Be brave and let go of your past self, your past ideas and embrace life. When we know our PLACE in the world this is reflected by the impression our homes give. Now our projects are complete using The Rightsize Approach to discard, sort and divide our excess, our Home Routines will be our next focus. Reflecting on who we are, what we deserve to own and what our home conveys about us will increase our health, our happiness and continue the balance we have now created for ourselves.
You Got This
When we set sail towards any new horizon it is important to design our intentions to align with our needs and our wants. Now we know WHY, HOW and WHAT will be accomplished during our project, next we will need a set of dependable strategies. This will add another layer of success to how we sort and divide our belongings. The last heading in the Division of Objects framework is the word THINK. This word is double sided in its meaning within the confines of The Rightsize Approach. THINK is to direct our minds to actively create connections between ideas or objects. We firstly can THINK about which strategy to use in our chosen project or as a standalone option for Rightsizing our lives. I have included the twelve To Keep or Not To Keep accountability strategies that have provided and benefited my clients with successful outcomes. These each follow the mantra of the Rightsize Process of breaking down big tasks into smaller, more manageable tasks that will assist us to achieve the best results. Secondly, THINK is a category for items to reside in for a short while, until we can best decide their fate. The THINK was only added once I had begun my own journey in assisting tenants in the social housing sector.
One of the very first clients I had the privilege to work with showed me that a neutral segment was a necessity for this framework to be complete. Together we created THINK as a small platform of breathing space for some of her belongings to rest in whilst we were sorting her KEEP items from her DONATE items. Rightsizing requires many facets of our minds to be working all at once. During this time our emotions will be heightened, our memories will be triggered and we will be in constant state of decision making. Following and using the strategies in this chapter will assist your process and take the guesswork out of what strategies actually work. Using the Five-Minute Meditation for Rightsizing will allow you to become centred as you begin your projects. You can trust that these mini road maps will provide you and/or your project with the guidance you need to start, finish and complete your Rightsize journey.